60 days in Canada Itinerary

60 days in Canada Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canada trip maker

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Halifax
— 4 nights
Drive to North Sydney, NS, Ferry to Gros Morne National Park
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Gros Morne National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Quebec City
— 3 nights
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Montreal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ottawa
— 3 nights
Fly to Toronto, Train to Niagara Falls
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Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
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Toronto
— 6 nights
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Calgary
— 3 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 4 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 7 nights
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Banff National Park
— 7 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
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Halifax

— 4 nights
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Attractions like Halifax Public Gardens and Province House make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Halifax's surroundings by going to Martinique Beach Provincial Park (in East Petpeswick), Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove) and Clam Harbour Beach (in Clam Harbour). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, explore and take pictures at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, grab your bike and head to Dartmouth Harbourwalk Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Halifax online travel planner.

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Halifax is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Myanmar Time (MMT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 10.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gros Morne National Park

— 5 nights

Galapagos of Geology

A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Family-friendly places like Shallow Bay Beach and The Tablelands will thrill your kids. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lookout Hills Trail, see the interesting displays at Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Bonne Bay Marine Station, and make a trip to Jenniex House.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Gros Morne National Park trip planner.

Fly from Halifax to Gros Morne National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Newfoundland Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Gros Morne National Park when traveling from Halifax in August, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Quebec City.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Quebec City

— 3 nights
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Quebec and La Citadelle de Quebec. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, admire all the interesting features of Morrin Centre, get to know the fascinating history of Terrasse Dufferin, and take a stroll through Quartier Petit Champlain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Quebec City journey website.

Traveling by flight from Gros Morne National Park to Quebec City takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Quebec City. In August, Quebec City is a bit warmer than Gros Morne National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Montreal

— 4 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Family-friendly places like Notre-Dame Basilica and Montreal Botanical Garden will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Montreal, get a new perspective on nature at Biodome de Montreal, walk around Mount Royal Park, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan my day in Montreal using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Quebec City to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Ottawa

— 3 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Parliament Hill and Buildings and National Gallery of Canada. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, get a dose of the wild on Bayou-Outaouais, see the interesting displays at Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ottawa trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Montreal to Ottawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ottawa when traveling from Montreal in September, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 3 nights
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Bring the kids along to Niagara Falls Canada and Marineland. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get to know the resident critters at Bird Kingdom, and explore and take pictures at White Water Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ottawa to Niagara Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Theme Parks

Toronto

— 6 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Bring the kids along to CN Tower and Ontario Science Centre. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Toronto Zoo, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, make a trip to Harbourfront Centre, and wander the streets of Kensington Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Toronto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Toronto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Calgary.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calgary

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Kids will enjoy The Calgary Zoo and Prince's Island Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calgary: Royal Tyrrell Museum (in Drumheller) and Pioneer Acres of Alberta Museum and The Grain Academy (in Irricana). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Glenbow Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Calgary Tower, and steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Calgary route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Calgary takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get a bit cooler in Calgary: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Yoho National Park

— 4 nights
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, explore the activities along Sherbrooke Lake, hike along Iceline Trail, and stroll through Wapta Falls.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yoho National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Calgary to Yoho National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Calgary in September: high temperatures in Yoho National Park hover around 15°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Jasper National Park

— 7 nights
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Columbia Ice Field and Cavell Meadows Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Maligne Canyon, explore the activities along Annette Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistlers Peak, and look and learn at The Jasper Planetarium.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jasper National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Yoho National Park to Jasper National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yoho National Park in September, you will find days in Jasper National Park are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Banff National Park

— 7 nights
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
When in Banff National Park, make a side trip to see Stanley Glacier in Kootenay National Park, approximately Kootenay National Park away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, stroll through Plain of Six Glaciers, contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and trek along Bow Glacier Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, and then examine the collection at Miniature World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Abkhazi Garden, and then examine the collection at Royal BC Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Victoria trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Banff National Park to Victoria by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Banff National Park to Victoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in October: highs in Victoria hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 6 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, cool off at Kitsilano Pool, enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach, and stroll through Spanish Banks.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver day trip planning app.

You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.